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Bromholm Priory

Bromholm Priory Gatehouse, Bacton
Priory Gatehouse


On the village boundary, through the ruined gatehouse on Abbey Street, stand the remains of Bromholm Priory, once one of the most holy places in Europe. The priory was destitute until its Cluniac monks purchased what they believed to be a piece of the original crucifix from a priest who had, wandered Europe trying to find a buyer for this valuable piece of merchandise.

Once in their hands, the monks promptly used It to cure all kinds of diseases - even to raise people from the dead! Its fame attracted pilgrims from all over Europe, including Henry III, and its name was immortalised in Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales."

Bromholm Priory Ruins , Bacton
Priory Ruins




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